With the impact of heat waves on countries, communities, and people, a new report from the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) explained that children could be more exposed to heat waves.
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The report added that over two billion children could be exposed to extreme heat by 2050.
The current UNICEF report showed that over 559 million children are exposed to heat waves.
The University of Southampton researchers supported the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) project.
The rising temperatures and heat waves have been primary concerns for environmentalists and scientists.
According to the United Nations (UN), heat waves have become health hazards, affecting children, and that heat waves became more lasting and severe due to man-made activities and worsening climate change.
Heat waves have been the main concern that kills people every year, showing that thousands of deaths were recorded due to extreme heat waves.
Developing countries and people without access to primary health care could be victims of extreme heat waves that affect lives, communities, and livelihoods.
Meanwhile, the UN explained that the extreme and lasting heat waves had impacted the lives of children, who fell victim to the devastating toll of climate change and heat waves
In a report, the United Nations explained that children are at risk due to extreme heat.
Unlike adults, children could face more challenges in dealing with intense heat. It could lead to health problems, including cardiovascular diseases or asthma.
In a statement, the UNICEF said that the world should invest in building resilience to help children adapt to the climate.
Meanwhile, the UN encouraged countries to reduce emissions and implement mitigation measures against heat waves and climate change.
The UN emphasized that the heat wave could devastate many children, causing health and safety concerns. It could also damage livelihood affecting their parents’ source of livelihood.
The report also added the urgency in mitigating the worsening impact of global warming.
As mentioned, it could affect many children, that are important for future generations.
It also added that one in the four children was exposed to extreme heat waves. The record revealed that it could also worsen.
According to the Phys.Org, Study’s co-author Craig Hutton developed an area to focus on the effect of heat waves on children.
Hutton is also a professor at Sustainability Science in Geography and Environmental Science.
Hutton explained that heat waves reveal a concern for children who could suffer from dehydration, heat exhaustion, access to water, and well-being.
The urgency to act and develop policies addressing heat waves has been important.
The United Nations and UNICEF have been encouraging countries to develop mitigation plans and procedures to mitigate heat waves and other environmental issues.
Immediate action on heat waves could be vital to saving children who are the most vulnerable and the planet. Heat waves could impact livelihood, animal kingdoms, and oceans.
Reducing man-caused pollution and climate change would help mitigate the heat wave.
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